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Proverbs 17:17

    Proverbs 17:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    A friend loveth at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    A friend is loving at all times, and becomes a brother in times of trouble.

    Webster's Revision

    A friend loveth at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.

    World English Bible

    A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17:17

    A friend loveth at all times - Equally in adversity as in prosperity. And a brother, according to the ties and interests of consanguinity, is born to support and comfort a brother in distress.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 17:17

    Some take the proverb to describe (as in Proverbs 18:24) the "friend that sticketh closer than a brother:" and render: At all times, a friend loveth, but in adversity he is born (i. e., becomes) a brother.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 17:17

    17:17 Was born - Was sent into the world for this, that he might comfort and relieve his brother in adversity.

    Verses Related to Proverbs 17:17

    Proverbs 5:19 - Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
    Song of Solomon 8:7 - Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.
    1 Corinthians 13:4 - Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,